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Top 5 Engineering Bursaries

Each year companies in both the public and private sector commit to providing financial aid to deserving students. This is sometimes awarded in scholarship form but more frequently through a bursary agreement.

Most companies choose to support students who pursue studies in fields related to the organisation's operations, with the aim of recruiting beneficiaries after graduation.

Here we look at the top 5 companies in the engineering sector who offer bursary opportunities to prospective engineering students.

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Do you have a NSFAS account?

Get ahead of the crowd by registering with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) today.

NSFAS applications for the 2020 academic year are expected to open soon, giving eligible students the opportunity to access free government funding.

While students cannot apply yet, those who meet the criteria to receive financial aid can create an account and register on the NSFAS website immediately.

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Do you qualify for a TVET College bursary?

Do you need financial assistance in order to study further? Pursuing a higher education through a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College might be the answer.

Each year public TVET College receive bursary funding from the Department of Higher Education and Training which is administered through the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

[pullquote]Some colleges also run specific government funded programmes during the year[/pullquote], but these funding opportunities will vary from one college to another.

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Who Can Apply For Sports Bursaries?

Are you gifted in a certain sport?

You could capitalize on your talents and hard work by applying for a sports bursary.

A sports bursary is different to an academic bursary in that it is only awarded to individuals who have achieved in one or more sporting activities.

This enables students who are not necessarily academically-minded to gain access to a higher education.

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What is an academic bursary?

Are you looking for ways to fund your studies? Perhaps an academic bursary is the answer to your financial worries.

While financial grants are not easy to come by, it is worth every penny. Academic bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from engineering to journalism.

These bursaries can be sponsored by private companies, universities or government departments.

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How To Get A Bursary

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How To Get A Bursary

Obtaining a bursary gets harder each year as more students compete for the same opportunities.

While there is no way to guarantee that you are selected there are a few things that you can do to improve your chances.

Apply early

Don't wait till you reach your matric  year to look for financial aid opportunities.

By the time you enter Grade 10 you should have started to think seriously about potential careers.

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NSFAS Approves 300 000 Funding Applications

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The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has announced the completion of all assessments of the 2019 applications of first time students.

In a statement issued, the scheme said of the 417 000 applications received, more than 300 000 students have been given the stamp of approval, pending registration at public institutions for NSFAS funded qualifications.

In December, NSFAS Administrator Randall Carolissen called for a review of the 109 000 applications that were initially unsuccessful for the 2019 academic year. 

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